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Overnight Dill Pickles

July 20, 2013

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We are in the midst of one hell of a heatwave in New England, and cooking- read: turning on any heating appliance- is so far off of my radar that I’ve been surviving on peanuts, dried tart cherries, cereal and delicious raw milk (from one of my camp instructors whose family owns a dairy farm), […]

Honeyed Rhubarb Jam

June 5, 2013

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Dang, it’s been awhile. What can I say? I’ve been up to my ears in work (at the farm, at the other farm, at the restaurant, at home), and there is no such thing as a day off around here, right now, at least. But according to my observation of the most accomplished and seemingly-fulfilled […]

Curried Cauliflower and Parsnip Soup

March 4, 2013

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I’m terrible at following recipes. Or rather, I’m seemingly incapable of taking the time to seek out recipes and then prepare dishes accordingly. I don’t know what it is- my oft-hectic, job-to-job schedule, the fact that I’ve been working at a restaurant for over a half-decade, my taste for improv (thank you, Maura Morrison; EVERYONE […]

DIY Diet Analysis

February 23, 2013

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The snowy landscapes of today aren’t fooling me. Spring is on its way, and I’m preparing to trade treadmills for trail runs and garden work as I begin my education coordinator position at Wright-Locke Farm. In doing so, I’ve been thinking a lot about what it means to be healthy, and how so many, regardless […]

Guide to Joining a CSA

February 3, 2013

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As a workshare receiving produce for volunteer work at a CSA-based farm in my city, I find it hard to tell anyone to NOT join a CSA, an acronym for Community Supported Agriculture (a business model in which shareholders pay in advance for a produce “share” they receive in installments over the growing season or […]

Pre-plan Can Plan

January 20, 2013

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2013 brought about some unsavory circumstances around these here parts. First my monthly student loan debt payment doubled (bye, bye grace period). Then I had the pleasure of dealing with credit card fraud for the first time. And then I found out the house I live in had been sold, without any prior notice to […]

Cranberry Applesauce

October 12, 2012

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Okay, it’s official: the space heaters are OUT in my 100+ year-old apartment. And the harvest is slowing down. Like, a LOT. At least in the garden I tend at Walthams Fields. With a group of volunteers a few days back, any remnants of summer were ripped out of the ground and thrown into the […]